Coral Buttsworth

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Coral McInnes Buttsworth
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Full name Coral McInnes Buttsworth
Country (sports)  Australia
Born 1900
Taree, Australia
Died 20 December 1985(1985-12-20)
Hazelbrook, Australia
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1931, 1932)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1932)

Coral McInnes Buttsworth (née McInnes; 1900 – 20 December 1985) was a female tennis player from Australia who won the singles title at the Australian Championships in 1931 and 1932 and the women's doubles title there in 1932.[1][2] In 1933 she again made the final of the Australian Championships but was defeated in straight sets by first-seeded Joan Hartigan.[3]

Buttsworth was the only multiple winner of the singles title at the Australian Championships who never won a state singles title. A strong, thick-set woman from Sydney, she was addicted to chopping the ball, with an excellent drop shot, and was quick around the court. She was a player who preferred to maneuver opponents out of position by running them up and back on the court rather than from side to side.[2]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1931 Australian Championships Grass Australia Marjorie Cox Crawford 1–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1932 Australian Championships Grass Australia Kathleen Le Messurier 6–4, 9–7
Runner-up 1933 Australian Championships Grass Australia Joan Hartigan 4–6, 3–6

Doubles (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1932 Australian Championships Grass Australia Marjorie Cox Crawford United Kingdom Dorothy Weston
Australia Kathleen Le Messurier
6–2, 6–2

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 Career SR
Australian Championships 1R A A 2R A A W W F 2 / 5
French Championships A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
U.S. Championships A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 1 2 / 5

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennis.". Daily Standard (5662). Queensland, Australia. 9 March 1931. p. 12 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ a b "Crawford's Great Win in 5-Set Tussle". News. XVIII, (2,675). South Australia. 13 February 1932. p. 1 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "Girl Wins Title". News. XX, (2,976). South Australia. 31 January 1933. p. 5 – via National Library of Australia. 

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